Roman Archaeology Origins to Empires
How did Rome build an empire around the Mediterranean sea? What made the Roman empire such a pervasive image, reference point and mirror for later imperial projects? We will survey the archaeology of Italy from the 8th century BCE to the beginning of the reign of the first emperor, Augustus (1st cent.AD). This course analyzes the role of material culture in the transformation of Rome from village to empire through the study of urbanism, ancient landscapes, rituals and identity in the Italian Peninsula.
Maurizio Forte, email@example.com